Four members of Rye High School’s Varsity Golf team — Brian Latkany, Delucia Lepore, Lara Martin, and Jack Tartaglia — have organized Birdies for Birds, the Friends of Rye Nature Center’s first golf outing. Knowing firsthand the complimentary nature of golf and the beauty of the outdoors, the teens decided to raise awareness and funds to benefit the Nature Center’s mission to protect and conserve natural habitats.

Proceeds from Birdies for Birds will be used to plant native flowers, shrubs, and grasses at the Nature Center.

“These students have been working hard to get sponsors, sell tickets, and organize a terrific event. We are excited to have such engaged young advocates in our community,” said FRNC Executive Director Christine Siller.

Mark your calendars for Birdies for Birds at Rye Golf Club on August 1. For more information, to purchase tickets or to sponsor the event, go to or contact the Rye Nature Center directly at 967-5150.

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